Ever since Ricahard Dawkins published “The Selfish Gene’ in 1976, many people have conflated evolution with selfishness.  There was no room for altruism.    Although Dawkins showed that genes explain cooperative behavior, the title of the book was as far as most people got with Dawkin’s message. 

Now, KurzGedagt (In a Nutshell) clear up all the misunderstanding in their clear, concise and entertaining video “A Selfish Argument for Making the World a Better Place – Egoistic Altruism.”

This video shows how innovation and discovery helps humanity evolve toward ever greater non-zero sum game. Whereas in the past, humans fought over slices of a small pie, thanks to innovation, we’ve made the pie bigger. By working together, everybody wins!